Mango Recipes From the Thai Kitchen

Try These Mango-licious Recipes

Love mango? Or maybe you have some extra mangoes sitting around that you don't know what to do with? Then this mango collection is for you. Learn some great mango tips, or find a new mango recipe—everything from Green Mango Salad to Mango Chicken and famous Thai Mango Sticky Sweet Rice Dessert. Enjoy.

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    Beautiful Thai Green Mango Salad

    Green Mango Salad

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    Green Mango salad is probably the most famous and also the most popular Thai salad, and for good reason. You'll love its exquisite mingling of flavors and textures. I know that when my husband's parents come to visit, I have to make this salad—they love it. This step-by-step Green Mango Salad recipe also includes a one-page version in case you want to cut to the chase.

  • 02 of 17

    How to Choose, Cut, and Prepare Fresh Mango


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    Want some tips on how to prepare fresh mango from the grocery store or fresh fruit stand? This is your article.

  • 03 of 17

    Thai Mango Chicken Salad

    Thai Mango Chicken Salad

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    How many salads do you know of that speak to all the senses at once? Thai salads are meant to do exactly that, and this Thai Mango Chicken Salad is a prime example. It thrills your taste buds with an exquisite mingling of flavors, it's visually beautiful, the smell of the mango and coconut are heavenly, and you'll hear a pleasant crunch as you indulge in bite after delicious bite. Makes a superb summer salad for any occasion.

  • 04 of 17

    Easy Mango Sauce/Dip/Marinade

    Mango Sauce

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    This mango sauce/dip is easy to make, and always gets rave reviews when I serve it to company. A little coconut milk helps enhance the mango and give it a rich tropical flavor, while a touch of lime juice keeps it on the savory side.

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  • 05 of 17

    Marvelous Mango Chicken

    Thai Mango Chicken Recipe

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    This Thai recipe for Mango Chicken is healthy and certain to please everyone's taste. Slices of flour-dusted chicken are pan-fried, then simmered in a tangy mango sauce made with fresh mangoes (if mangoes are out of season, canned may be substituted). Includes a quick & easy version for the busy cook. Different from the typical chicken dish but still familiar tasting, this dish is deliciously good.

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    Thai-style Pork Chops With Mango

    Thai Pork Chops with Mango

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    Instead of the usual applesauce or peaches, these pork chops are accompanied by a tangy Thai fresh mango sauce that marries beautifully with the flavor of pork. The chops are easily baked in the oven, and the accompanying sauce can be made as they bake.  A great recipe for everyday cooking as well as for company.

  • 07 of 17

    Grilled Mango Chicken (With Mango Dipping Sauce)

    Grilled Mango Chicken

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    This Thai Mango Grilled Chicken recipe is a delight to make and to eat. And it's easy to whip up. A twist on traditional mango chicken, this barbecue version is equally delicious, and just as spicy-sweet. Simply toss a ripe mango (or use frozen mango) plus some key Thai ingredients into your blender, and you have a delicious mango sauce that works as both the marinade and a dipping sauce. Serve this barbecue chicken with some rice, and you'll make everyone happy at dinner—even the kids.

  • 08 of 17

    Grilled Scallops With Mango and Red Bell Pepper

    Grilled Scallops

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    Try this wonderful Thai recipe for Grilled Scallops. Either fresh mango or peaches can be used, depending on what is fresh and available where you live. Either sea scallops or larger bay scallops can be used in this recipe, and both are equally delightful. Great for a cookout/BBQ party.

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  • 09 of 17

    Seafood Mango Stir-Fry

    Seafood Mango Stir-Fry

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    This tangy mango stir-fry is a seafood treat. Various types of seafood of your choice (fish fillets, mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, etc...) are stir-fried together with snow peas and red pepper in a sweet and sour sauce that marries perfectly with fresh mango (or you can use frozen or canned mango if you can't find fresh). Makes a very tropical and summery dinner treat.

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    Mango Sticky Rice Dessert - A Thai Classic

    Mango Sticky Rice

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    Thai Mango Sticky Sweet Rice Dessert (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)is an absolute must-try. This recipe is foolproof and even budding chefs with two left hands come off smelling mango sweet. This easy Thai dessert starts with Thai sweet rice (also called sticky rice) which is surrounded by a "bath" of coconut milk, then topped with slices of fresh (or frozen) mango. If you like mangoes, you're going to love this very simple but tropical dessert. Mmm.

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    Easy Mango Pudding

    Lactose-Free Mango Pudding

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    This Thai recipe for mango pudding is really easy to make—you'll have it whipped up and in the refrigerator in just 15 minutes. It's divinely delicious, and great for serving company, as you can make it ahead of time. A perfect summer dessert.

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    Thai Mango Custard

    Thai Mango Custard

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    This Thai Mango Custard is simple to make and will win the hearts of both mango and custard lovers alike. The recipe can be whipped up in just 20 minutes with the use of a blender, food processor, or chopper. Coconut milk adds to the tropical flavor while keeping this custard lower in fat than those made with dairy cream. Makes a sweet ending to any Thai or Asian-style meal. Enjoy.

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  • 13 of 17

    Coconut-Mango Cake

    Coconut Mango Cake with Mango Glaze

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    This easy, low-fat cake recipe has the texture of angel food with the flavor of coconut. Light and moist, this coconut cake is delicious on its own—or combine it with my fresh mango sauce, and you have a tropical Thai food treat your friends and family will just love.

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    Tropical Tapioca With Fresh Mango

    Tapioca Mango Pudding

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    This easy dessert recipe is perfect for warm summer nights. Tapioca pearls are boiled for 10 minutes and then cooled in the refrigerator. Accompanying the tapioca is a sweet mango nectar made from fresh mangoes. Add a stream of coconut milk and a topping of fresh mango (and other fruit), and you have a tropical treat that is truly unforgettable.

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    Easy Mango Sorbet (No Ice-Cream Machine Required)

    Mango Sorbet

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    Try this fantastically easy recipe for mango sorbet. Quick and simple to make, and there's no stove involved. You'll need only a blender or food processor. This sorbet is creamier than most, halfway between sorbet and ice cream, but still light and full of mango flavor. Makes a beautiful dessert to serve company.

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    Mango Martini

    Beautiful Mango Martini garnished here with fresh lime

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    This Mango Martini recipe is the real deal—made with fresh ripe mangoes (instead of packaged mango juice) for the absolute best mango flavor. Never cut a mango before? Not to worry—my recipe will show you how. This tropical martini makes a great drink to serve guests at a party (see recipe for how to make up a big batch, plus make-ahead tips). Also, the perfect drink to accompany a Thai or Asian-inspired dinner party. Just get yourself a couple of nice ripe mangoes, some vermouth, and vodka, and you're good to go.

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    Mango Passion Cocktail

    Mango Passion Cocktail

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    This mango cocktail recipe is very easy to put together but is so gorgeous, it will make you look like a pro. A beautiful drink that evokes images of a tropical Thai beach paradise. Cheers.